Meet our Staff


Danny Quirin

Danny and his wife Debbie both grew up in northern Virginia where they met in the youth choir at church while in high school. They were married in 1983 and have four adult children; Rachel and her husband Josh live in Blue Ridge and have four children. Their son Scott and his wife Lindsay live in Salem and have two children, son Derrick and his wife Bekah live in Salem and have two children while their son Ben and his wife Abby reside in Connecticut.

Life on journey with Jesus is a thrill ride in and of itself so why not take in and enjoy God’s beautiful creation however possible? Danny and his family enjoy being outdoors whether it is snow or water skiing, hiking, camping, spending time at the lake, grilling out and time together with family is his favorite thing to do. He’s been known to have been seen dangling from a bungee cord or running river rapids and you’ll probably see him enjoying the area's curvy roads on his motorcycle.

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Minister of Music

Cindie Hayden

Cindie and her husband Philip have been married for 38 years. They have a son and his fiance, Wesley and Michelle who live in St. Louis, MO, a daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Davis who live in Culpepper, VA and a son, Ben who lives locally and is employed by Excel Truck Group. Cindie & Philip's first grandchild, Wayland, was born on Easter Sunday 2019 to Samantha & Davis. The other loves of her life are Penny, a husky/blue heeler mix  & Tess, an Anatolian Shepherd, who weighs over 100 pounds but is as sweet as she is big!  

Cindie has served at Mill Creek since May of 2006. She has a dynamic music ministry that includes the Adult Choir, Backrow Boys men’s choir, two Children’s Choirs and Adult and Children’s Handbell Choirs. Cindie is an accomplished pianist and soloist.

Cindie loves cooking, shopping, the beach and Christmas is her favorite time of the year

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Director of Youth Ministry

Joel Elmore

Joel grew up the with both parents serving in ministry. As a result of being entrenched in ministry, Joel felt a sense of calling to ministry. This sense only grew when he attended Covenant College (a small Christian College on Lookout Mountain, GA). Since Joel’s completion of college, he has worked in the golf industry, interned at two churches, and worked foster care at Hopetree Family Services.

Joel and His wife, Elizabeth, met while Elizabeth was in her senior year at Hollins University through a local church ministry. After dating for a few years, they were married in August of 2019.  Both Joel and Elizabeth love hiking, the outdoors, golf, and of course Auburn football (War Eagle). Currently, Joel is continuing his studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he is studying Pastoral Counseling.

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Church Secretary

Sandra Kidd

Sandra has been married to her middle school sweetheart, Steve, for 35 years.  They have a son and daughter-in-law, Ryan & Jordan and granddaughter, Emerson Mae, who live in Buchanan, and a daughter and son-in-law, Jessilynn & Cory, who live in Murfreesboro, TN.  

Sandra assists the members of the church and the church staff with all types of clerical, communication and desktop publishing tasks. She has been with Mill Creek since 2007 and is a valuable member of our church staff.

Sandra enjoys singing, playing handbells, spending time with her family and taking walks with her chihuahua mix dog, Zoey. She also assists Steve with the bookkeeping for his construction business and their family farm.

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